July 8th, 1961, fell on a Saturday. It was day 189 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.
59 years, 3 months and 23 days have passed since July 8th, 1961.
Events that occurred on July 8th, 1961:
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1961:
The date is July 8th, 1961 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Quarter Three by Gary U.S. Bonds is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Runaway by Del Shannon is the number one hit song.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States. Because it's 1961, radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Bert Kaempfert, Chubby Checker, Elvis Presley, Del Shannon, Bobby Lewis and Jimmy Dean. The films "The Guns of Navarone" and "The Parent Trap" are currently being shown in movie theaters.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "The Untouchables" and "Danger Man". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Leave It to Beaver", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Davey and Goliath". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "Astrobase" and "Ken (doll)".
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 8th, 1961.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.
Movies released in 1961 included West Side Story, The Guns of Navarone, El Cid, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, La Dolce Vita, Lover Come Back, King of Kings, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Splendor in the Grass, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.
The Billboard Charts in 1961 were dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Jimmy Dean, Ricky Nelson, The Marcels, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Ray Charles and Bert Kaempfert.
"Moon River" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1961's Song of the Year.
"West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1961.
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Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1961.
"Davey and Goliath" - "The Yogi Bear Show" - "Mister Ed" - "The Dick Tracy Show" - "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "The Flintstones" - "My Three Sons" - "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" - "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" - "Dennis the Menace" - "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" - "The Rifleman" - "The Huckleberry Hound Show" - "Leave It to Beaver" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"
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